Md. Church Deacon Faces Child Pornography Charge
March 1, 2013
A Maryland church deacon has been charged with possession of child pornography.
William Steven Albaugh was arrested at his Fullerton home Friday morning.
Baltimore County police say the 67-year-old Albaugh stored images of child pornography on thumb drives and on his Verizon Online account.
Albaugh is the deacon of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Nottingham. The Archdiocese of Baltimore says Albaugh has been suspended from all public ministries. Police say there's no indication any children at St. Joseph were victims.
Online court records don't list a lawyer for Albaugh, who declined to comment when reached Friday.
Police say the investigation began after Verizon Online alerted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that a subscriber had stored pornographic images on the online "cloud" storage system.